Bicycling WOW Rides
DISTANCE: 10 TO 12KM
The Tygerberg Night Ride has been going for many years now, and takes place at the club’s headquarters at the Bloemendal Trail Park on Bloemendal Wine Estate. Tygerberg’s one of the oldest clubs in the country, and has roughly 130km of trails available to its members. Thursdays are special though, as that’s the only day
WHEN: THURSDAYS, 7PM
STARTING POINT: BLOEMENDAL WINE ESTATE, TYGERBERG VALLEY RD, DURBANVILLE HILLS
members can ride at night; usually a 12km ride through the lower and upper trails of Bloemendal and Majik Forest. It’s largely weather-dependent, but everything you need to know is clearly communicated via the club’s official channels.
What makes this ride so popular among members is that the evening caters for the whole family; there’s always good food on offer, entertainment for the kiddies, live music – as well as the occasional celebrity pro rider: Ariane Luthi, Jennie Stenerhag, Karl Platt, Simon Stiebjan and Nino Schurter have all participated in the club’s night rides before.
And yes, you can race it or cruise it – or even run it, if you want to.
“Nothing beats riding in the dark, and racing mates through awesome, purpose-built trails for a well-earned boerie roll. The Tygerberg MTB Club Night Ride is unique in that there’s something for everyone – no matter if you’re there to pin it, win it, or just enjoy a drink. The vibe is excellent, and you never feel left out.”
– Aaron Borrill
Simply rock up at the start, and purchase a day permit… members get in free!